"Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on William Shakespeare
"Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age."
"Age merely shows what children we remain."
"The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age."
"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
"This is the highest wisdom that I own freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew."